Comic Vine Review


Wonder Woman #17 - Demination


How will Wonder Woman deal with Zola's baby now that she knows the child could bring about the end of time?

The Good

The dialogue in this issue really struck me as spectacular. When we first open the comic we are greeted with a fantastic scene where Wonder Woman is debating how to tell Zola that her child could literally "bring about the end of time." The dynamic between the characters in this scene is amazing, from the expressions on their faces and the way they interact to the expressions on their faces. This isn't at all where that ends, however. In fact, it is just the beginning. This issue is chock full of incredible dynamic and character interactions that will have you laughing out loud. The story is just perfect, and Azzarello really uses this idea that the "enemy of my enemy is my friend" to his advantage in more than one way. These characters clearly do not want to work together, but sacrifices must be made. As a result, we get a highly entertaining comic with incredible dialogue and really interesting characters.

One particular interaction is revisited here which absolutely makes this issue worth picking up. If you read the "zero" issue of Wonder Woman you will remember we got a flash back to when Diana was a young girl. In it, we learn that she was not only trained to be a warrior at the hand of her mother and her sisters, but that she was also mentored by the God of War. There is a fantastic interaction between these two characters here where Diana engages in a discussion with War. It's really a great scene, but beyond that, it delves into the relationship between these two characters. Will she trust him? Will she be able to trust him? There are some big revelations in this issue and it might be what you have been waiting for.

The Bad

Nothing bad here. This issue is fantastic and will definitely be hard to put down.

The Verdict

Some issues of WONDER WOMAN are chock full of action and adventure. This one, however, focuses on intrigue and character development and pushes the story we have been seeing develop further than it's been pushed before. The result? Incredible character interaction and development and some great examples of how to write an interesting comic book story without beating everybody up. Beyond the fact that the creative team does a phenomenal job writing interesting and compelling character interactions, we also get to see them explored on a personal level. This issue will keep you at the edge of your seat wanting more, and will definitely leave you looking forward to Wonder Woman's next interaction with Orion. You know, because that dude is just the biggest jerk (and I kind of love it). Great art, amazing story, perfect pacing and a serious push forward in the direction of the story make this issue one you will not want to miss.